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Opening Ceremony + Choral Concert

CEREMONIAL ROOM  ·  Zeremoniensaal


6:45 – 8 p.m.


Welcome and Introduction of Guests

James C. Schmidt  |  Chancellor
     Joseph Adhold  |  Dean of Students Saturday
     Beth Hellwig  |  Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs  |  Saturday
     Bruce Larson  |  Emperor's Circle Charter Member  |  Saturday
     Edmund Manydeeds  |  Board of Regents  |  Saturday
     George Stroebel  |  Chair, Board of UW-Eau Claire Foundation  |  Saturday
     Susanne Wagner  |  German Program Director, University of St. Thomas |  Saturday

Recognition of International Faculty/Staff Members

Colleen Marchwick  |  Interim Director of Center for International Education
     Xu Xu |  Visiting Scholar of Sociology |  Jinan University, China
     Yanyan Qian  |  Visiting Scholar of Sociology  |  Jinan University, China
     Wei Cai  |  Visiting Scholar in Center for International Education  |  Changshu Institute of Technology, China
     Gangyi Qian |  Visiting Scholar of Management and Marketing  |  Jinan University, China

Presentation of Viennese Ball Scholarships

Colleen Marchwick  |  Interim Director of Center for International Education
     Presentation of Viennese Ball International Study Awards
        Wilhelm + Ingrid Brauner Award
Alan Rieck  |  Chair of Music and Theatre Arts Department
     Presentation of Viennese Ball Music Awards
        Viennese Ball Senior Music Award
        Ada Bors Music Service Award
        Noble Statesmen Award
Karen Stuber  |  Executive Director of the Viennese Ball
     Presentation of Karen G. Stuber Service Award

The Women’s Concert Chorale

J. Michele Edwards, conductor
Sydney Alexander, piano |  Sarah Joosten, soprano

The Women’s Concert Chorale, one of six choral ensembles at UW-Eau Claire — "Wisconsin’s Singing University" — specializes in the study and performance of music written specifically for the uniquely beautiful sound of female voices. Sharing in the idea that music learning and ensemble singing can be a tool for future success in any field, WOCO brings together students with many different perspectives. 

In addition to excellence in performance, the women of UW-Eau Claire Women's Concert Choral pride themselves on the strong bonds of friendship and sisterhood, which they foster through their study, rehearsal, and performance of meaningful repertoire. WOCO is a force to be reckoned with and embraces the motto "we are one".

All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord … René Clausen
      - Sarah Joosten, soprano
Gloria … Györg Orbán
      from Mass No. 6
If you were coming in the fall … Emma Lou Diemer
The Roof … Andrea Ramsey
On the Wings of a Song … Johann Strauss, Jr./ arr. Michael G. Cunningham
      - Sydney Alexander, piano

The Singing Statesmen

Gary Schwartzhoff, conductor
Alex Munger, piano | Aidan Stumpf, tenor

The Singing Statesmen from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is one of the premier university male choruses in the United States. The Singing Statesmen is one of six choral ensembles on the UW-Eau Claire campus recognized as “Wisconsin’s Singing University.” Noted performance opportunities in 2014 include their seventh international concert tour and a performance at the American Choral Directors Association North Central Convention in Des Moines. The Singing Statesmen represent diverse academic disciplines with a common respect and admiration for choral music. The creed that is upheld by the membership is “Once a Statesmen, always a Statesmen!” The Singing Statesmen are proud of their tradition of performing choral music representing repertoire from the Renaissance through the contemporary period.

The Star-Spangled Banner … arr. John Smith
Österreichische Bundeshymne (Austrian National Anthem) … Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
An der schönen blauen Donau
(On the Beautiful Blue Danube) … Johann Strauss, Jr.
In Taberna Quando Sumus (When We Are in the Tavern) … Carl Orff
    - Alex Munger, piano
A Branch of May … James Mulholland (b. 1935)
      Commissioned by The Singing Statesmen, 2016
Wien, Wien, nur Du allein (Vienna, My City of Dreams) … Rudolf Sieczynski
     - Aidan Stumpf, tenor | Alex Munger, piano